Foix in Port de la Selva

In the Revers, of El Nacional, Joan Safont begins today a series of articles in which he will link the traditional summer villages with the most prominent writers, musicians or artists.
The first of them is dedicated to J. V. Foix and the Empordà population of Port de la Selva, whom he visited for the first time in 1924 and where he had a fishermen’s house until his death in 1987.

Here you can read the article.

Yesterday, May 31, the poet Enrique Badosa died. Great friend of J V. Foix and translator of Foix, Espriu and the Catalan medievalists, among others.

Here you can read one of his poems from the book Mapa de Grecia, entitled «Sculpture»: «En lo definitivo de mi edad…»

Antoni Martí Monterde, foix’s studious Antoni Martí Monterde, professor of Comparative Literature at the UB, has published an article in the Núvol in which he argues why the public library of Sarrià should be named after the poet J. V. Foix. The story begins as a dream, in fact, it is a dialogue between two of the most important writings of J. V. Foix: «Plaça Catalunya- Pedralbes» and «L’Estació» with a place, Plaça de Sarrià.

Here you can read it.

«M’exalta el nou i m’enamora el vell» is the J. V. Foix‘s verse Insensats have recently chosen to add to their t-shirts collection, along with those of five other authors. This collection also includes handbags.

Insensats aims to give more visibility to Catalan literature through t-shirts, each of which has an original design that illustrates the author’s text.

In 1932 a group of Catalan nationalist students founded the FNEC (Federació Nacional d’Estudiants de Catalunya) and in a short time it became the most representative student union in the country.

J. V. Foix was one of its first partners and already then he pointed out: «The students, in addition to studying, must be activists of what the revitalization of our culture and the social and political elevation of the country entail.»

Last year, Professor Lluís Cabré published in Studia Lulliana some «notes» based on J. V. Foix‘articles on Llull that appeared in La Publicitat between 1933 and 1936, and in other data from those years. These notes aim at portraying Foix’s unique identification with Llull’s oeuvre.
In addition, it is suggested that Llull’s Desconhort may be the source for the metaphysical pain conveyed at the beginning of Sol, i de dol.

Here you can read the article.

The exhibition presents documents and materials from the ADLAN archive, kept in various public and private centers and allows us to re-examine the key word that the group had in the construction of modernity in Catalonia. Among the characters that made this regeneration of the concept of modern culture possible are Joan Prats, Josep Lluís Sert, Adelita Lobo, J. V. Foix, and Sebastià Gasch.

Place and dates: Fundació Miró. Parc de Montjuïc Barcelona. Dates: from March 12 to July 4

See photographs here.

International poetry day

Unesco declared March 21 World Poetry Day. This year the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes has chosen the writer, painter and translator Felícia Fuster (Barcelona, ​​1921 – Paris, 2012) whose poem han been translated to 21 languages.

This year we participate in the celebration with the poem by J. V. Foix, Tota amor és latent en l’altra amor.

The presentation of the Aleix Cort’s És quan plou que ballo sol. Una aproximació a lobra de Foix a través del ball book by the filologist specializing in Noucentisme Josep Murgades will take place on Thursday 18 March.

Day: Thursday 18 March at 19 p.m.
Place: Sala Emili Argilaga. Centre de lectura de Reus.

It can also be seen live on Youtube.

At the escola Poeta Foix they have not stopped working despite the pandemic. In the video they have recorded how different class groups work. The motto of this 2020-2021 academic  year is the verse by J.V. Foix: «M’exalta el nou, m’enamora el vell».

Here you can see the video.